Here is a question to ponder...
Do you have any special memories that come to mind when you see the starry night sky? I'm sure that we could think of many instead of just one, so please share your favorites.
For example, when I see a clear starry sky, I am reminded of several times when either a special friend or several of my family members spent a quiet night gazing for comets, meteors, or just enjoying the view. I think of cross country rides from California to Mississippi and back when I was a kid. As my parents drove across the desert highways of New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas, I would rest and watch the moon follow us along the way. We listened to the AM stations play old country music and trucker songs, and the sky stretched out for miles and miles.
I sometimes think of a trip I made to Montana where we were able to stretch out on cots and track the satellites as they passed by.
Nowadays, when I look up and see the stars at night, I say a prayer of blessing for an estranged friend. We used to enjoy stargazing together, and even though we are out of communication for now, looking at the night sky brings back happy memories of when our friendship was strong.
Finally, seeing the night sky simply brings a sense of awe and humility. After a stressful day where we can sometimes get caught up in our own little worlds, dramas, and worries, seeing the beauty and expanse of the universe helps to put life into a better perspective.
Ok, now it's your turn...